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Film Review: The Angry Birds Movie

It was only natural that, given the immense popularity of Angry Birds, there would be The Angry Birds Movie. I personally expected the film five years ago at the height of Angry Birds’ popularity, but it’s here now nonetheless. Let’s follow in the adventures of Red and the birds to cause mayhem and devastation to vast quantities of piggies.

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Key & Peele: Dubstep

News of the upcoming Skrillex tour of South Africa reminded me of the comedy sketch duo “Key & Peele”, specifically of an episode where they took on the subject of much mockery: dubstep.

The two men are packing up Key’s apartment and Peele’s suggests that they put on some dubstep to make things go a little faster. Key has no idea what dubstep is and Peele is happy to educate him. And so starts their descent into madness. It’s sweaty, bloody, and all too hilarious. Check out Key & Peele: Dubstep below.

[via @arteechoke]

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Hilarious “Phonetic Punctuation” by Victor Borge

The late Victor Borge was not only an accomplished classical pianist but a hilarious comedian to boot. In the early 1940s, Borge (originally Børge Rosenbaum) escaped the Nazi menace in Denmark, travelled to America, and started performing his now-famous routines. One of those skits is called Phonetic Punctuation, where Borge creates different silly sounds for the punctuation that he encounters as he reads a romantic story.

Borge also did duets and a particularly funny one involved singer Marilyn Mulvey who valiantly tried to perform Caro nome from Rigoletto, despite the many interruptions from the pianist. See that clip after the jump.

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We Review: The Green Hornet

Every once in a while a movie comes along that really inspires awe in the movie-goer. It’s fast paced, action packed and really loves to play with your nerves. It tugs at your heart strings and it even inspires you to do greater things with your life.

So what would you do if I told you Green Hornet does none of these things?

Don’t believe me?  Check out the full review after the jump.

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The Axis of Awesome!

The Axis of Awesome is comedy act out of Australia made up of Jordan, Lee, and the often forgot Benny (the short one). Jordan and Lee are wondering why the band hadn’t had a hit record yet, and Benny lets them in on a little secret – all the greatest hits from the past 40 years shared four fundamental chords, and repeating those same four chords has resulted in pretty much every pop song ever.

Their 4 Chords song is a medley of 36 pop tracks that all contain the same basic chord structure. Check it out below.

Find a few more of their tracks after the jump.

How to Bake a Scone

The audio is not great so here are the lyrics:

Step One, Pre-heat the oven ’til it’s hot
And take the mixing bowl or pot
Spatula or wooden spoon
Settle down, we’ll be baking soon
A cup of milk, A cup of flour
Mix in an egg, wait for an hour
Take sultanas to fill the hole
I just can’t wait to lick the bowl
Take the bowl and pour the mixture in
Make sure that you pre-grease the tin
You see it’s easy, it won’t take long
Now you know, how to bake a scone.

What Would Jesus Do?


Find out more about the trio on their official website. Their awesomeness can be found on Twitter as well.

[via Black Notes]


Bafunny Bafunny: The Dream Team of Comedy

This is the dream team of comedy. Eight of South Africa’s finest comedians have come together for a tour of the country ahead of a big soccer event that you or may not have heard of. Our local soccer team probably won’t make it very far, so if you want to back a winning side, give your support to Bafunny Bafunny. Check out the trailer below.

More details after the jump.

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Clash of the Titans: Jackson Versus Bean

When I think about titans clashing, I am imagining Mr T and Chuck Norris in a loving embrace. This most awesome stop-motion animation completely tops that. The king of pop is in a dance-off with the prince of physical comedy. Who will triumph? Find out after the jump.

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The Impotence of Proofreading

I LOL’d.

– via Neatorama.

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Blu-ray Review: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed”. This (fake) quote from Eleanor Roosevelt sums up America’s fascination and lust for speed. To give you an idea of how popular NASCAR racing is in America, the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama has seating for 175 000 spectators! By comparison the largest NFL stadium in Washington, D.C. can only accommodate 80,000 spectators.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby tells the story of Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) who was born in the backseat of his Dad’s speeding car. The dope-smoking Reese Bobby, Ricky’s dad (Gary Cole) skips out on the family and Ricky grows up treasuring the only bit of wisdom his father left him — “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

Ricky and his best friend, Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), become drivers for the Wonder Bread NASCAR racing team and are soon known as the “Shake ‘n Bake” duo. Ricky becomes NASCAR’s most popular driver, and enjoys the fruits of his labour, amassing an obscene amount of money, a bleached-blond trophy wife, and two cute (but utterly rude) sons Walker and Texas Ranger.

Ricky’s perfect world is about to hit a speed bump. Hit the jump to see where it goes.